August 2011 has 4 entries

  • Collections are library assetsAugust 31, 2011I quite like using the word 'assets' with reference to library collections. We tend to think of assets in positive terms, as things that are valuable. More of that later. I was interested to see Rick Anderson remark on the vocabulary used by my colleague Constance Malpas a while ago....read full entry...
  • The ILS, the digital library and the research libraryAugust 17, 2011Job adverts are interesting for a variety of reasons. They give a sense of skills and attributes in demand. They say something about how the hiring institution wants to present itself. And they can indicate trends. I have been interested to see three research libraries look for senior digital library...read full entry...
  • Preserving musical heritage ...August 14, 2011One of the casualties of the London riots last week was a Sony distribution warehouse. The building, owned by Sony DADC, was also the main HQ for the UK's biggest distributor of independent music, Pias. [More than 1.5m CDs destroyed in Sony warehouse fire] Interestingly, Sony looked after the stock...read full entry...
  • Nostalgia, the Dublin Irish Festival, and variant forms of namesAugust 05, 2011The Dublin Irish Festival is on this weekend - Dublin, Ohio, that is. I notice that Moya Brennan is performing. As some folks will know, Moya Brennan is an Irish singer who was a member of the well-known family group, Clannad. They emerged in the 70s, playing very much in...read full entry...